Dakshina Kannada DC directs airport, port authorities to be vigilant

Source: TNN | Published on 1st December 2021, 7:09 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner K V Rajendra directed the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) and New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) authorities to be vigilant in order to prevent the spread of the new variant of Covid-19.

“The role of MIA and NMPT is important in preventing the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus. Those who are arriving at the airport should compulsorily possess RT-PCR negative report. If a person tests positive at the airport, the authorities should make arrangements to shift the patient to the hospital immediately in an ambulance. Similarly, the NMPT also should make all passengers in national and international ships undergo RT-PCR tests. In addition, data of all passengers arriving at the port should be sent to the health department every week,” the DC said at a meeting of MIA and NMPT representatives on Tuesday.

He also directed heads of all government departments to submit list of employees who have received the first and second doses of vaccine, to the district administration. “People entering government offices in the district should show their vaccination certificates. Facilities will be made in government offices for the convenience of people to receive vaccines,” he said.

“Those who are entering Dakshina Kannada from Kerala and Maharashtra in vehicles should possess RT-PCR negative reports with them,” he added.

Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat CEO Kumar, MCC commissioner Akshy Sridhar and DCP Hariram Shankar were present.

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